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A Unique Assets-Based Approach to Poverty Reduction

A Unique Approach to Asset-Based Poverty Reduction

May 18, 2021 at 2:30 P.M. CDT

The Tamarack Institute in Canada has created a unique approach to reducing poverty in local communities. Their initiative in hundreds of cities has proven to be an effective method  for engaging entire communities in poverty reduction.​

Join Paul Born, Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute, as he shares their approach to mobilizing communities to launch campaigns for large scale change. Active in nearly 400 communities in Canada and the US, the Tamarack Institute provides both a methodology for organizing and the supports that make the work of large-scale community change easier and more effective. 

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Faith-Rooted Training for Your Organization​​

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Other ABCD Events

Tamarack Institute - Democracy:  Governing Organizations Doing “With” not “For" 

April 7, 2021 at  2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM ET 
ABCD Institute co-founder John McKnight and David Mathews from the Kettering Foundation will discuss how governing organizations can do 'with' NOT 'for' the people - what can be accomplished when people work hand-in-hand with the institutions created to serve them.
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Community-Owned Health During a Pandemic with Dr. Deborah Puntenney

April 13, 2021 at 12 P.M. – 1 P.M. CDT
​Moving beyond the traditional definition of community, Deborah will speak about her work applying asset-based community development principles with the Rochester Area Foundation in order to address the social determinants of health. ​
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ABCD - Discoverables not Deliverable: How to Ignite Locally-led Action

June Series: 8th, 15th, and 22nd of June, 2021 at 9 A.M. - 11 A.M.
July Series: 13th, 20th, and 27th of July, 2021 at 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. AEST​
Many of the current challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational change! How does asset-based community development (ABCD) build communities from the inside out by tapping into the gifts and strengths of everyone?

Jeder Institute’s Days Starting with T: ABCD and Participatory ​Community Building Teaching and Learning Series

Every Tuesday we offer ABCD and community building teaches at 8am and 8pm AEST
Every Thursday we have Guest Speakers at 8am and 8pm AEST
Every Sunday we share a “what’s coming up for the week” on social media
Upcoming guests; Heather Keam, ABCD Canada; Mike Green, ABCD for Inclusion; Peter Kenyon, Bank of IDEAS 
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International Association for Community Development (IACD) Oceania Online Practitioner Catch ups

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 12pm AEST
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Tamarack Institute Celebrating Neighbors: Measuring the Impact of ABCD

New Date: June 2021 in London, ON 
Workshop Leaders: ABCD Institute Faculty Members: John McKnight, Jim Diers, and Paul Born
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Asset-Based and Citizen-led Development online course - Coady Institute

August 16 – October 15, 2021 

Application Deadline: July 5, 2021

This course is a global space for sharing and learning about the principles, practices, and tools that put local assets and action at the centre any development initiative. It offers a “time-out” for you to question conventional community development practices and beliefs and to re-evaluate the role of institutions in stimulating and supporting genuine asset-based and citizen-led development (ABCD).
Online Delivery 
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Foundations for Collaborative Community Chang​e (certificate)

Participants learn how to use the power of community network organizing as a change agent right where they are. This workshop focuses on how to take an idea or goal and move it forward in a person’s group, organization, or community. Additionally, participants learn how to recognize their own implicit bias and engage others as they build power together to gain traction for making a difference. Skills learned in this training can be used in both formal and informal leadership roles and to support other change agents who are actively working to affect change

Five part series February 1 - July 30, 2021
9:00AM -  4:00 PM EST

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